17 September 2016

Visitors to Nalanda Centre

Nalanda Centre recently received the visit of Ajahn Thipawan from Thailand and Mae Chee Punnisa of Gotami Vihara, Malaysia.  It was the third time Ajahn Thipawan had visited Nalanda since her first trip here back in 2005.

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13 August 2016

Thai forest monks visit Nalanda

On Saturday 2 July, Nalanda Centre was honoured by the presence of Luang Por Sophon, the Abbot of Wat Bueng Latthiwan, which is a branch monastery of Wat Nong Pah Pong in the Ajahn Chah Thai forest tradition.  As a boon, Luang Por Sophon was accompanied by Luang Por Nusin Santajitto (Abbot of Wat Katthaliwan), Luang Por Siri, Ajahn Thinakorn, Ajahn Pramual, Phra Jirapat and Phra Somchay.  The monastic entourage was on a 2-week visit through Malaysia.

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12 August 2016

Thailand hit by 11 bombs in 24 hours

From yesterday afternoon until this morning, suspected terrorists detonated 11 bombs in Southern Thailand within 24 hours, killing 4 people and injuring dozens more.  The bombing seemed to target mainly tourist centres of Hua Hin, Phuket, Phang-Nga, Surat Thani, and Trang.

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12 August 2016

Long Live Her Majesty

Today marks the auspicious 84th birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand.  And since 1976, the nation has also been celebrating Mother’s Day on 12 August in honour of Her Majesty – she being the symbolic ‘mother’ to Thai people.  Nalandians felicitate the Royal Family and people of Thailand on this blessed occasion.  We also wish our Thai friends a gratifying celebration of Mother’s Day.  Sotthi.

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9 June 2016

Felicitations to the people of Thailand

On this auspicious 70th anniversary of the reign of His Majesty Bhumibol Adulyadej, we would like to wish His Majesty the King and members of the Thai royalty long lives, good health, peace and happiness.  We felicitate the friendly people of Thailand on this important occasion of joy and celebration, with boundless thoughts of Mettā and Muditā, from all of us at Nalanda Malaysia.

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17 May 2016

Thailand closes island to tourists

Authorities in Thailand today took the drastic action of closing a popular island in the Andaman Sea to tourists.  Known for its pristine beaches and fabulous diving, Koh Tachai is part of the Similan Archipelago not far from Phuket.  It has been designated a national park.  Below is a citation from a CNN news article:

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5 December 2015

88th birthday of King Bhumibol

Today marks the 88th birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.  Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia conveys our best wishes to His Majesty, the Royal Family, and the people of Thailand on this auspicious occasion.

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17 June 2015

A tribute to Ajahn Chah

17 June marks the birth anniversary of Venerable Ajahn Chah Subhaddo – one of the greatest Dhamma teachers of the modern era.  We humbly pay tribute to Ajahn Chah’s immense contributions and wise teachings that have continued to guide thousands of people along the path of Dhamma.

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31 May 2015

Have a joyful and spiritual Vesak celebration

On 1 June, our friends in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and several other countries will be observing Vesak Full-moon day which marks the anniversary of Buddha’s Enlightenment.  Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia wishes everyone a joyful and meaningful Vesak celebration.  May the guidance of Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha lead all beings to liberation from suffering.  Namo Buddhaya!

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25 April 2015

Birthday of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

This month, the Thai Nation celebrated the auspicious 60th birthday of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.  Her Royal Highness is much respected and loved by her people, having devoted her life to public service since young.  She has supported hundreds of development projects in health care, education, agriculture and arts to improve the quality of life for Thai people.

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